2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Event Agenda

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March 26, 2024
07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:30
Session 1: High-level opening remarks
(CC1) Speakers:
ParnpreeBahiddha-Nukara (Kingdom of Thailand)MathiasCormann (Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development)SaaraKuugongelwa-Amadhila (Namibia)ZakhonaMvelase (African Women Against Corruption Network )MaiaSandu (Republic of Moldova)François Valerian (Transparency International )
08:00 - 15:00
Workshop on assessing corporate anti-corruption compliance measures
(CC7) The 2021 OECD Anti-Bribery Recommendation encourages law enforcement and other government agencies to provide guidance on assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of corporate anti-corruption compliance measures when using incentives for fostering anti-corruption compliance. It is therefore essential to understand how governments can make accurate assessments to ensure that the incentives are given to deserving companies to effectively incentivise corporate compliance. However, assessing the effectiveness of corporate compliance programmes is a challenge, both for governments and companies. This workshop will provide an opportunity for public and private sector stakeholders, as well as civil society and academia to take stock of approaches and methodologies used for assessing corporate anti-corruption compliance measures, and to examine the challenges faced when assessing the effectiveness of corporate anti-corruption compliance
08:30 - 10:00
Addressing governance and corruption risks in infrastructure development through Collective Action. Presented by Basel Governance
(Auditorium) Infrastructure is critical to sustainable development: high-quality infrastructure attracts investment, creates jobs, and connects communities, contributing to poverty reduction and improved living standards. Sustainable and inclusive infrastructure also plays a pivotal role in addressing environmental challenges and responding to climate change. However, corruption in this vital sector poses a significant threat, hindering progress toward development, eroding public trust, and, in some cases, enabling serious human rights and environmental abuses. This panel will explore the role that Collective Action approaches, bringing together public and private sectors and civil society, can play in safeguarding infrastructure from corruption risks and increasing transparency and accountability. All Speakers:
HentieDirker (AtkinsRéalis)VanessaHans (Basel Institute on Governance)JohnHawkins (CoST, the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative)KaunainRahman (Transparency International)
08:30 - 10:00
Session 2: Launch of the OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook
(CC1) This panel explores the connection between integrity and the major challenges facing democracies in the near future. Experts will discuss how foreign interference, AI and climate change will develop in the coming years, inviting the audience to reflect on how integrity risk is likely to change, and how integrity frameworks will need to be strengthened to enable democracies to continue to safeguard prosperity and serve the public interest. The panel marks the launch of the OECD’s inaugural Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook, which shows that in the face of these three major future challenges there remains a significant implementation and data gap in OECD countries’ integrity frameworks. These are important findings since, as this panel will discuss, integrity frameworks do not exist in a bubble, separate from the rest of governments’ work. They are a vital safeguard to the effectiveness of public policymaking and a key enabler of the work which governments do. Speakers:
KjartanBjornson (European Commission)SimonMadden (UK Cabinet Office)ElsaPilichowski (Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development)MarkRobinson (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI))NathalieVOGEL (The Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C.)
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Closing the financial crime loopholes: Why current efforts to deter enablers are falling short, and what to do about it. Presented by Transparency International
(Auditorium) As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Anti-Bribery Convention and debate measures for its effective implementation, it is timely to put a spotlight on the role of enablers in facilitating corruption and financial crime. Professionals such as accountants, lawyers, and real estate agents should play a crucial role in detecting illicit financial flows. Governments have deployed various strategies to address this complex issue, with varying success. This session will bring new evidence on the role of enablers in facilitating cross-border corruption, spotlight recent efforts to uncover systemic loopholes, and debate needed reforms with stakeholders with diverse mandates and perspectives. Panel: Moderator: Julia Wallace, Deputy Editor in Chief at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) Speakers: • Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre – CISLAC (Transparency International Nigeria) • Kean Yong Wong, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) • Lisa Kilduff, Policy Analyst at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) • Maíra Martini, Interim Head of Policy and Advocacy at Transparency International • Sara Carnegie, Director of the Legal Policy and Research Unit at the International Bar Association (IBA) Speakers:
SaraCarnegie (International Bar Association)LisaKilduff (Financial Action Task Force (FATF))MairaMartini (Transparency International)AuwalMusa (Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre(CISLAC))JuliaWallace (OCCRP)Kean YongWong (FATF)
10:30 - 12:00
Session 3: Insights from the OECD Public Integrity Indicators
(CC1) A record breaking number of countries, representing 40% of the world population, will hold national elections in 2024. With the rise of economic and geopolitical tensions, the classic forms of liberal democracies are under existential threat. Because corruption erodes public trust and undermines the legitimacy of institutions, developing public integrity policies and implementing anti-corruption measures can reinforce democracies by fostering trust, accountability and transparency, and enable an environment where citizens can confidently participate in the democratic process. This session will present insights from the OECD Public Integrity Indicators on the measures countries implement, and the tools they use in practice, to strengthen the resilience of their democratic systems towards corruption risks. The panellists will discuss evidence on various public integrity topics that should be adequately managed to strengthen democracies, such as conflict-of-interests, political finance, legislative procedures, transparency of public information and internal audit. Speakers:
JeroenBlomsma (European Commission)JesperJohnsøn (OECD)JohnKoogler (U.S. Department of State)SaaraKuugongelwa-Amadhila (Namibia)ViktorPavlushchyk (National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine)TatianaPetry (Office of the Comptroller General (Controladoria-Geral da União))MargaretQuirk (Western Australian Parliament)
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:30
OECD Trusted Dialogue on Getting Influence Right
The initiative gathers representatives from government, business and civil society to develop a modern international standard, providing practical guidance for companies and their representatives on how to lobby and engage responsibly with governments over the policymaking process (By-invitation only. To join the initiative, contact Pauline.Bertrand@OECD.org
13:30 - 15:00
Session 4: Combatting Illicit Financial Flows & tax crimes through effective strategies
(CC1) A robust national strategy, including risk assessments and multi-agency co-ordination mechanisms, is an essential element in effectively tackling tax crime and other illicit financial flows. Through the Task Force on Tax Crimes and Other Crimes (TFTC) the OECD works with jurisdictions on the core components of tax crime strategies that encourage compliance, facilitate effective investigations, and ensure that appropriate enforcement action is taken. This session will cover examples of national strategies, some of the main challenges faced in developing and implementing strategies as well as the role of international collaboration. Speakers:
DavidBradbury (OECD)Guy Ficco (IRS Criminal Investigation, USA)RobinHodess (The B Team)AnthonyUsher (HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, UK)TarjaValsi (Finnish Tax Administration, Finland)
13:30 - 15:30
Trusted Dialogue: Tech Connect for Integrity
This will be a "Trusted Dialogue” meeting for Tech Connect for Integrity, under the Galvanizing Private Sector (GPS) initiative. It will involve the Tech & Analytics Community of Practice, industry and civil society. This is an invitation-only session and registration is now closed.
13:30 - 15:00
Zero Corruption – Turning commitment into outcomes. Presented by Business at OECD (BIAC)
(Auditorium) Eliminating corruption is crucial for leveraging the public and private investment needed for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The 25th anniversary of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention presents an opportunity to take stock of the measures in place to avoid that our scarce resources are diverted away from their intended use. In line with the priority actions outlined in the Business at OECD Zero Corruption Manifesto, this event brings together practitioners from the private sector and the OECD to discuss how we can: • Change the way we think about corruption • Create meaningful tools and take impactful measures to fight corruption • Act together globally to eradicate corruption AGENDA 14h30 Opening remarks • Hanni Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Business at OECD 14h35 Keynote Speech: Our race to zero corruption • Nicola Allocca, Anticorruption Committee Chair, Business at OECD 14h40 Panel 1: Changing the way we think about corruption The right tone from the top is an essential condition to put in place the rule #1-3 of the Business at OECD Zero Corruption Manifesto Speakers: • Massimiliano Burelli, CEO, Cogne Acciai Speciali • Maurizio Quintavalle, Head of Marsh Advisory Europe, Marsh Advisory Srl Moderator: • Delia Ferreira Rubio, former President of Transparency International 15h00 Panel 2: Creating meaningful tools and taking impactful measures to fight corruption Speakers: • María de las Mercedes Archimbal, Chief Compliance Officer, YPF • Roberto Fiore, Partner, LP Avvocati • Reynaldo Goto, Chief Compliance Officer, BRF Moderator: • Delia Ferreira Rubio, former President of Transparency International 15h20 Panel 3: Acting together globally to eliminate corruption • Katie Simmonds, COO, Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) • Scott Hanson, Director, Policy & Global Engagement, IFAC • Jesper Johnsøn, Deputy Head of Division, Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Government, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD Moderator: • Delia Ferreira Rubio, former President of Transparency International 15h45 Q&A session 15h55 Closing remarks • Nicolas Pinaud, Acting Head of Division, OECD Anti-Corruption Division All Speakers:
NicolaAllocca (Business at OECD/Autostrade per l’Italia)MariaArchimbal (YPF S.A.)MassimilianoBurelli (Cogne Acciai Speciali)DeliaFerreira Rubio (Private Consulting)RobertoFiore (LpAvvocati)ReynaldoGoto (BRF)Scott Hanson (International Federation of Accountants )JesperJohnsøn (OECD)NicolasPinaud (OECD)MaurizioQuintavalle (Marsh Advisory Srl)HanniRosenbaum (Business at OECD)KatieSimmonds (Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA))
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00
Session 5: Galvanizing the Private Sector as Partners in Combatting Corruption
(CC1) The Global Initiative to Galvanise the Private Sector as Partners in Combatting Corruption (GPS) convenes governments and business to exchange knowledge, build and disseminate anti-corruption solutions, advance international standards on anti-corruption and integrity, and inform international, regional and sectoral anti-corruption priorities. This session shares concrete solutions emerging from GPS’ inaugural year and looks forward to upcoming work. This session features the new Resource Guide on State Measures for Strengthening Business Integrity, and also launches a new framework to assist the private and public sectors in strengthening the integrity of government supply chains through tackling corruption as a driver for violations of responsible business conduct. Finally, with a view to the current year, the session will discuss current approaches and solutions to manage corruption risks in supply chains and how these risks are inter-linked with other risks such as environmental and human rights risks. Speakers:
HentieDirker (AtkinsRéalis)IsabelleJégouzo (Agence Française Anti-Corruption)RobertJuhasz (Johnson & Johnson)MikeMunro (Tesla)YousriOmar (Amazon)CatherinePoulin (Public Services and Procurement Canada)ShrutiShah (U.S. Department of State)
15:30 - 17:00
Session 6: Data-Driven Accountability in Lobbying & Influence: Harnessing Innovations in AI and Analytics
(Auditorium) Publishing data on lobbying and influence for the sake of transparency is critical, but the promise of data does not stop there. Combined with analytics and AI, data has the power to transform how accountability bodies do their work, such as verifying registrations, monitoring compliance with regulations and conducting investigations. Still, extracting, leveraging and communicating meaningful insights from the immense volume of data collected on lobbyists seems like a Herculean task for many governments. This session aims to suggest a way out from under all that data. Drawing from real-world examples in government, industry, and academia, this session will explore the opportunities and challenges—legal, strategic and technical—that governments face to effectively harness data for promoting greater accountability in lobbying and influence. Speakers:
GillianDorner (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)EliezerGarcia Rosado (Haute Autorité pour la transparence de la vie publique, France)KatiNyman (Bayer AG)Jean-FrançoisRouthier (Lobbyisme Québec)
17:00 - 18:30
Forum Reception